Johns, D. W., T. A. Marchant, G. D. Fairhurst, J. R. Speakman, and Robert G. Clark. 2017. Biomarker of burden: Feather corticosterone reflects energetic expenditure and allostatic overload in captive waterfowl. Functional Ecology 32(2):345-357. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12988

Fairhurst, G. D., L. Champoux, K. A. Hobson, J.-F. Rail, J. Verreault, M. Guillemette, W. A. Montevecchi, P. Brousseau, and C. Soos. 2017. Feather corticosterone during non-breeding correlates with multiple measures of physiology during subsequent breeding in a migratory seabird. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology 208:1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2017.02.024

Hudin, N. S., L. De Neve, D. Strubbe, G. D. Fairhurst, C. Vangestel, W. Peach, and L. Lens. 2017. Supplementary feeding increases nestling feather corticosterone early in the breeding season in house sparrows. Ecology and Evolution, in press. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3114


Sorensen, M. C., G. D. Fairhurst, S. Jenni-Eiermann, J. Newton, E. Yohannes, and C. N. Spottiswoode. 2016. Seasonal rainfall at long-term migratory staging sites is associated with altered carry-over effects in a Palearctic-African migratory bird. BMC Ecology 16:41. DOI: 10.1186/s12898-016-0096-6

Boves, T. J., G. D. Fairhurst, C. S. Rushing, and D. A. Buehler. 2016. Feather corticosterone levels are related to age and future body condition, but not to subsequent fitness, in a declining migratory songbird. Conservation Physiology 4(1):cow041. DOI: 10.1093/conphys/cow041

Romero, L. M., and G. D. Fairhurst. 2016. Measuring corticosterone in feathers: strengths, limitations, and suggestions for the future. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part A 202:112-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2016.05.002

Sorensen, M. C., M. Asghar, S. Bensch, G. D. Fairhurst, S. Jenni-Eiermann, and C. N. Spottiswoode. 2016. A rare study from the wintering grounds provides insight into the costs of malaria infection for migratory birds. Journal of Avian Biology 47(4):575-582. DOI: 10.1111/jav.00870


Fairhurst, G. D., N. Damore, and M. W. Butler. 2015. Feather corticosterone levels independent of developmental immune challenges predict carotenoid-based, but not melanin-based, traits at adulthood. The Auk: Ornithological Advances 132(4):863-877. DOI: 10.1642/AUK-15-34.1

Fairhurst, G. D., L. L. Berzins, D. W. Bradley, A. J. Laughlin, A. Romano, M. Romano, C. Scandolara, R. Ambrosini, R. D. Dawson, P. O. Dunn, K. A. Hobson, F. Liechti, T. A. Marchant, D. R. Norris, D. Rubolini, N. Saino, C. M. Taylor, L. A. Whittingham, and R. G. Clark. 2015. Assessing costs of carrying geolocators using feather corticosterone in two species of aerial insectivore. Royal Society Open Science 2:150004. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.150004

Rosendahl Larsen, T., G. D. Fairhurst, S. De Baere, S. Croubels, W. Müller, L. De Neve, and Luc Lens. 2015. Novel insights into relationships between egg corticosterone and timing of breeding revealed by LC-MS/MS. Journal of Avian Biology 46(6):643-647. DOI: 10.1111/jav.00735

Fairhurst, G. D., A. L. Bond, K. A. Hobson, and R. A. Ronconi. 2015. Feather-based measures reveal a relationship between trophic position and physiology in a pelagic seabird over a 153-year period. Ibis 157(2):273-283. DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12232 

Saino, N., D. Rubolini, R. Ambrosini, M. Romano, C. Scandolara, G. D. Fairhurst, M. Caprioli, A. Romano, B. Sicurella, and F. Liechti. 2015. Light-level geolocators reveal covariation between winter plumage molt and phenology in a trans-Saharan migratory bird. Oecologia 178(4):1105-1112. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-015-3299-1 

De Baere, S., T. Rosendahl Larson, M. Devreese, P. De Backer, L. De Neve, G. Fairhurst, L. Lens, and S. Croubels. 2015. The use of LC-MS-MS as an alternative for currently available immunoassay methods to quantitate corticosterone in egg yolk and albumen. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 407(15):4351-4362. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-014-8269-7 


Fairhurst, G. D., R. D. Dawson, H. van Oort, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2014. Synchronizing feather-based measures of corticosterone and carotenoid-dependent signals: what relationships do we expect? Oecologia 174(3):689-698. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-013-2830-5

Harriman, V. B., R. D. Dawson, R. G. Clark, G. D. Fairhurst, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2014. Seasonal effects of nest parasites on nestling tree swallows (Tachycineta bicolor). Canadian Journal of Zoology 92(2):87-96. DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2013-0209


Fairhurst, G. D., T. A. Marchant, C. Soos, K. L. Machin, and R. G. Clark. 2013. Experimental relationships between plasma- and feather-levels of corticosterone in a free-living bird. Journal of Experimental Biology 216(21):4071-4081. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.091280

Fairhurst, G. D., M. Vögeli, D. Serrano, A. Delgado, J. L. Tella, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2013. Can synchronizing feather-based measures of corticosterone and stable isotopes help us better understand habitat-physiology relationships? Oecologia 173(3):731-743. 10.1007/s00442-013-2678-8

Grava, T., G. D. Fairhurst, M. T. Avey, A. Grava, J. Bradley, J. L. Avis, G. R. Bortolotti, C. B. Sturdy, and K. A. Otter. 2013. Habitat quality affects early physiology and subsequent neuromotor development of juvenile black-capped chickadees. PLoS ONE 8(8):e71852. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0071852


Fairhurst, G. D., G. D. Treen, R. G. Clark, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2012. Post-natal corticosterone response to nest microclimate in an altricial bird. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90(12):1422-1430. DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2012-0096

Fairhurst, G. D., J. Navarro, J. González-Solís, T. A. Marchant, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2011. Feather corticosterone of a nestling seabird reveals consequences of sex-specific parental investment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279(1726):177-184. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0884

2011 and earlier

Fairhurst, G. D., M. D. Frey, J. F. Reichert, I. Szelest, D. M. Kelly, and G. R. Bortolotti. 2011. Does environmental enrichment reduce stress? An integrated measure of corticosterone from feathers provides a novel perspective. PLoS ONE 6(3):e17663. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017663

Harms, N. J., G. D. Fairhurst, G. R. Bortolotti, and J. E. G. Smits. 2010. Variation in immune function, body condition, and feather corticosterone in nestling Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) on reclaimed wetlands in the Athabasca oil sands, Alberta, Canada. Environmental Pollution 158(3):841-848. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2009.09.025

Bechard, M.J. , G. D. Fairhurst, and G. S. Kaltenecker. 2006. Occupancy, productivity, turnover, and dispersal of northern goshawks in portions of the northern Great Basin. Studies in Avian Biology 31:100-108.

Fairhurst, G. D., and M. J. Bechard. 2005. Relationships between winter and spring weather and northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) reproduction in northern Nevada. Journal of Raptor Research 39(3):229-236.